Everard Read Gallery presents Tied by Time, a new exhibition by Tamlin Blake.
Taking four years to complete, Tied by Time was set up as an enquiry into the fourth industrial revolution, characterised by media and political hype, and little common understanding of its scope or its potential impact on everyday life.
Blake invites her audience to follow a journey connecting the past, the present and the future. The first tapestry in the installation takes the viewer to the modernisation of the textile industry through use of steam and other technological innovations, leading to the first industrial revolution. Her second panel continues to reference the history of industrial progress with the invention of electricity – the second industrial revolution – and the introduction of automation and conveyor belt production. The third panel alludes to the next phase of society’s development – the computer age and the digital revolution. This is done through ambiguous, library-like wall that reveals its digital make up on closer inspection. The fourth panel is the most personal, referencing Blakes’ own children.
Tied by Time is hosted by Everard-Read Gallery, a commercial art gallery which showcases quality work by local and international artists, holding monthly exhibitions of contemporary South African artists.
Venue: Everard Read Circa Gallery, 2 & 6 Jellico Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Time: Mon to Fri 9am – 6pm | Sat 9am – 1pm